Well fine. So far I have managed to do something. And that is the start I wanted. I need to get together lots of short stories together if I am going to do this MA. The best way to do that is to start doing some writing exercises. Get reading the paper again and saving cuttings of interesting people and stories. Just basically get on with it.
Then there is the idea of the wedding for a meeting place for different stories to begin. A lot of strangers and people from the past coming together in one place fuelled by alcohol.
Tomato in my hand, soft round a bright pill. The sweet juice spills into my mouth and I can taste its life spilling down my throat. I end its life and it gives me its sweetness to say thank you.
You should write about what you know but then the things that you know can become so familiar that it is difficult to see them through fresh eyes. When you write about the things around you, your sense of understanding comes through in the writing. I have been taking ideas from people from childhood and situations that have arisen. They have given the stories a feeling of nostalgia, I think. At least from my point of view. I don’t know if this will show in the writing or not.
I said I’d start doing some writing. Even if the words are just a shopping list. If it is actually here then perhaps I can set myself some goals. Do some short stories and then who knows? I keep getting lots of random ideas but I don’t take them further. Too many ideas not enough focus. This is an attempt to get some writing done at last. Or to jot down a few thoughts and ideas as they crop up.